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The Wayne's World concept, which, egged on by a rabid studio audience, works so beautifully in skit format, ends up feeling dragged out and energy-less at feature length. [14 Feb 1992 Pg. F1]
Director Penelope Spheeris, with her first major studio assignment (and eight-figure budget), delivers a colorful but uneventful picture.
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Actually, as films inspired by Saturday Night Live sketches go, this is pretty good. Count on three big belly laughs if you are over 30, more if you are under 18 and even have a belly. [14 Feb 1994 Pg. 04.D]
The film tends to be funny when confining itself to short sketches or dopey television-based humor, flat when pretending to be anything more.
Well, it's sorta funny, and most genial: for all their ranking on parents and drooling over hot babes, Wayne and Garth are innocent kids wasting time creatively.
As a movie, Wayne's World isn't much more than an amiable goof, yet it's carried along by the flaked-out exuberance of its two stars.
The movie wants to be a laffaminit extravaganza like the Zucker & Abrahams productions, but with slyer humor, more inside jokes, throwaway references and just plain goofiness, as when the characters occasionally break into their own language.
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Iffy for 13+
Incredibly lowbrow, but many teens will love it.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is incredibly popular with teen and young adult audiences. Older viewers are liable to be disappointed.
Messages: Not an issue
Violence: Garth electrocutes a big bruiser.
Sex: A few allusions to sex and how good it would be to have some; none actually depicted, although there's a brief, frisky scene of mostly clothed bed romping.
Language: Occasional mild to moderate language.
Consumerism: Not an issue
Drinking, drugs and smoking: A drunken guy constantly threatens to hurl.
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